TG drives Maserati’s GranCabrio
Maserati's GranCabrio is more than a match for the beauties of Rome. Well, apart from the women...
Posted: 22 Feb 2011
Rome is a teeming madhouse full of screaming sirens and hairy, gesticulating cab drivers. It's the ‘eternal city', the caput mundi (capital of the world), and the girls are nice too. Context is always important in tuning your response to a car, so what would you have here? Ancient, puttering nuova Fiat 500? Borrani-wheeled Alfa Romeo Giulia? A Vespa?
Any of them would work. But we'll take the Maserati GranCabrio, thanks very much. If a more heart-pumpingly, drop-dead beautiful car than this appears in 2010, we'll eat our hand-made Italian loafers in carpaccio thin slices. This is a car that takes you on a journey, plugs you into some imagined past when nothing matters more than living la dolce vita just like they did in the movies. The Maserati GranCabrio conjures its own context. There's magic in its curves, and it's the sort of magic that we're looking for.